GMU Remaking our Third Places - Rethinking Retail

This is a time of unprecedented disruption in main street businesses. Restaurants and street-front retail, the social gathering third places that make urban living vibrant, are struggling. Foot traffic has plunged. Consumer behavior increasingly relies on e-commerce, delivery, and take-out.

Stores have adapted with innovative technology, changes to layouts, updated business models, and by embracing new uses.

This full-day virtual symposium asks experts and local leaders to look at Washington’s retail landscape and answer the questions

  • How do we preserve and rebuild a viable retail industry in the metropolitan Washington DC area?
  • What roles will design and technology play?
  • How do we rebuild the place and purpose of the retail landscape of our communities?

Join us to explore trends and projections for the future of third places. ​


Date: February 11, 2021


Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Online
Fee: $85 AIA, Assoc. AIA, DAC, & CREE Members $110 Non-Members $50 Students
Registration: Registration Now Closed
For more information, please contact:
Name: Roderick Maribojoc
Email: [email protected]


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